Burgess juniors defeat Roscrea

Burgess 0-21 Roscrea 2-12

Junior A league 9th May 2014,

Roscrea got off to a quick start with a pointed free inside the first minute of this North Tipp Junior A league game in Kilcolman.  The Burgess response came quickly with a pair of pointed frees from Keith Nealon.  Roscrea levelled the game with a fine point from play on the eight minute. Burgess, however soon regained the lead with two fantastic points from play by Jonathon Ryan and Tadgh O’Halloran.

A string of unanswered points by Garrett Howard, Declan O’Donoghue, Tadgh O’Halloran, Paidi Gill and Keith Nealon had Burgess in a commanding 0-9 to 0-3 lead by the 22nd minute. The remaining scores or the half were two frees and a ’65 for Roscrea before a pointed free by Keith Nealon which saw Burgess in at half time leading 10 points to six.

 

Half time score

 

The second half had Burgess off to a flyer with Tadgh O’Halloran bagging his third point of the game in the opening minute of the half. Burgess tacked on two more points, one from play by Paidi Gill and a free by Keith Nealon when Roscrea mounted a comeback hitting 1-2 on the trot. The goal was a warded though there was some debate as to whether, in the dwindling light, it had ever crossed the goal line. The Burgess lead was restored quickly though with quick points from Garrett Howard (play) and another free from the deadly accurate Nealon.

More points by Gill, Howard and Nealon had Burgess holding a healthy 0-20 to 1-11 lead by the 45th minute but Roscrea weren’t done yet. They grabbed an opportunistic goal in the 46th minute which truthfully, owed more to the diminishing light and torrential rain than anything else. Seven minutes later they added a point from play and had the Burgess lead reduced to a dangerous 2 points with the scoreboard reading 0-20 to 2-12. Despite tremendous Roscrea pressure Burgess held out for a well deserved three point win with keith Nealon adding the final point leaving the final score, Burgess 0-21, Roscrea 2-12.

Team and scorers:  Brian Sherlock, Paddy Hogan, Pat Woods, Willie Ryan, Tony Hogan, Kieran Ryan, Brian Tucker, John O’Dwyer, Jonathon Ryan (0-1), Paidi Gill (0-3), Bill O’Flaherty, Tadgh O’Halloran(0-3), Declan O’Donoghue (0-1), Garrett Howard (0-4), Keith Nealon (0-9, 8f 1,65). Subs used: John O’Brien

As it happened:

 

Burgess v Roscrea Junior A League 2014

 

 

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